Multi-Unit Developments Perth

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Multi-unit designs work well with larger blocks that can fit four or more units or townhouses around a shared driveway. They are generally a more complex project than a duplex or triplex development because the local council is required to consider a range of additional factors.

As professional multi-unit builders in Perth, we have experienced the advantages of multi-unit developments. The obvious advantage is strong potential for solid returns from multi-unit sites, but you must carry out a complete feasibility study of the development in order to be 100% confident to undertake the project.

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Multi-unit sites in Perth require larger blocks or a higher density R-Code than a smaller development such as a duplex or triplex development. Before embarking on a multi-unit design, the first step is to check the Residential Planning Codes (R-Codes) of the area, as they differ from council to council.

As R-Code specialists, we can consult with local councils and planning consultants on your behalf to work out what’s possible on your site and whether it will be impacted by future zoning changes.

Here is a guide to what can be achieved on ‘quadraplex’ (four unit site).


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How to profit

Due to the step up in complexity, multi-unit developments in Perth are not as prolific as duplex and triplex developments. For the right developer, that spells opportunity, with less competition when it comes time to sell.There are many ways to profit from partnering with a multi-unit builder:

  • Rent all four properties and receive four times the revenue from your one block
  • Increase your return on investment, capital growth and equity of your estate by building the maximum number of units for your site
  • Building units in sought after inner city locations will give your investment quick sale potential, maximising your return on investment.

What can I build?

Single storey units or double storey townhouses – or a mixture of both - can be built on a duplex / triplex / multi-unit site. Which ones you choose will depend on who you are building for.

Having all the accommodation on one level has strong appeal for empty nesters and retirees with an eye on the future. Families with small children also often prefer to live in a home without stairs. Single-storey units are associated with quicker build times, which is a big plus when you’re a developer and time is money.

Two storey townhouses are a great solution if you want to maximise space on your block. They are particularly popular in inner-suburb areas, or where developers are looking to get a greater yield or higher selling price. Not only do two-storey designs have a height advantage that can help you capture views, but they can also, in some suburbs, be perceived as ‘trendier’ or more desirable than single-storey homes. Families with older children often like the sense of separation that comes with having accommodation over two levels. The upper level can be ideal for a master suite or teenage retreat, while the home’s smaller footprint can potentially mean more backyard space.

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Why Developments by Dale Alcock?

It’s a simple equation – the more units you build, the higher degree of complexity. For multi-unit designs in Perth there are additional factors to consider to satisfy local council policies as well as the R-Codes. Extra consideration must be given to power, sewerage and driveway drainage requirements, and even solar orientation.

However, the more units you can construct, the more opportunity there is to see a strong return on investment. That’s what makes partnering with the experts at Developments by Dale Alcock so invaluable. As the multi-unit builder Perth trusts, we can provide a full feasibility study before moving ahead with the development project to give you full confidence your design will maximise profits.

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Want to find out how a multi-unit development would work on your block? Contact us and we’ll explain your options.

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Got a question about the best way to go about multi-unit developments in Perth? Want to know more about what we do as multi-unit builders? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion about your plans and how we can help.

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